Rep. Ron Paul is a Constitutionalist. He is perhaps the only one in Congress today. He has stood for principle over politics throughout his service as a Congressman. He has my utmost admiration and respect.
It’s a shame we don’t have 534 members like him! We wouldn’t be in the trouble or mess we find ourselves in if we did.
I don’t know why I watch Morning Joe when I get up in the early morn… He started out today with a statement that stimulation packages don’t really work and LIBERAL BLOGGERS go out of their way to prove that they do, especially since they go all the way back to the New Deal to justify such stimulus. Apparently a blogger like me is participating in "groupthink" and is campaigning for "bank nationalization" and is against tax cuts (even though, as Mika pointed out, there are many ways to point out how tax cuts haven’t worked and have made matters worse.)
As soldiers stream home from Iraq and Afghanistan, the biggest charity inside the U.S. military has been stockpiling tens of millions of dollars meant to help put returning fighters back on their feet, an Associated Press investigation shows.
Between 2003 and 2007 — as many military families dealt with long war deployments and increased numbers of home foreclosures — Army Emergency Relief grew into a $345 million behemoth. During those years, the charity packed away $117 million into its own reserves while spending just $64 million on direct aid, according to an AP analysis of its tax records.
Lawyers hired by mortgage finance giant Freddie Mac are quietly investigating the firm’s own $2 million lobbying campaign, The Associated Press has learned. The lobbying effort helped quash proposed new regulations on the company before the housing market collapsed.
It was not immediately clear how much Freddie Mac is spending to investigate its own conduct or whether it is spending any federal bailout money on the internal probe. The firm was placed under U.S. government control due to its massive investment losses.
The FBI has rescued more than 45 suspected teenage prostitutes, some as young as 13, in a nationwide sweep to remove kids from the illegal sex trade and punish their accused pimps.
Over a three-night initiative called Operation Cross Country, federal agents working with local law enforcement also arrested more than 50 alleged pimps, according to preliminary bureau data.
The teenage prostitutes found in the investigation ranged in age from 13 to 17.